I don't sew for Felicity as often as I'd like to, which is a shame because she really loves to show off her clothes. As soon as I open the front door to the postman she's right there beside me swishing her skirt and asking him if she likes her dress. Waitresses, Cassie's preschool teachers and check out attendants are all expected to admire her outfit of the day. Unfortunately though I don't have a lot of patterns for her. There are baby patterns and kids patterns from 3 up and only a small number (that I actually like at any rate) for in between. Being titchy tiny I can make up baby patterns for her but the style isn't always right.
Butterick 6004, however, seemed like a nice choice. Pretty and summery and sized from age 1. I made the smallest size and there is plenty of room in there, I should really have lengthened it a bit though!
I'm currently having a dilemma with shop bought clothes as Lissy is very skinny but still a reasonable height for her age so clothes are either very baggy or far too short. As a sewer, with a measuring tape, I shouldn't really be running into this problem, but I'll know better next time. In my defence she was potty training when I made it and she kept dangling longer hems in the potty so short dresses were a godsend and she can always wear it with leggings in polite company.
Overall this dress was pretty simple, I did make a bit of a botch job with the bodice lining but she's 2 and she never stands still so no one will notice. She loves the fabric, she adores cats (today she told me the kitten she plays with when we walk home from dropping Cassie at preschool is her best friend) so it's perfect for her.
It's actually really lovely fabric all round, light and airy, soft with a lovely texture. Just perfect for a little girl to swish around in.
And one more little photo of my cutie...give us a twirl Lissy!